November 9 in Indianapolis hockey history
1944: Pete Leswick has his second straight multi-point game with two goals and two assists in a 7-1 Capitals win over Cleveland. Harry Lumley makes 30 saves in the win. The win gives the Caps a seven-game unbeaten streak.
1947: Lloyd Doran has a hat trick – joining Fern Gauthier, who had one the previous night – as the Caps fall to the Pittsburgh Hornets 9-7. Hugh Millar has two goals and an assist,and Cliff Simpson has three assists for his second straight multi-point night. It extends Simpson’s scoring streak to eight games. The Capitals blow a 6-2 lead in the second period, to the disappointment of 10,046 – the second-largest crowd ever to see a hockey game at the Coliseum.
1974: Gary Bredin scores on an assist from Bob Fitchner at 3:50 of overtime to give the Racers their first OT win, 5-4 over the Houston Aeros. The Racers stage a third-period rally from a 4-1 deficit. Bob Whitlock scores with 7:18 left to begin the rally, Bob Sicinski scores with 1:09 left to close within one, and Joe Robertson ties the game with one second left in regulation.
1980: Jim Stewart – a goaltender on loan from the Boston Bruins – shuts out Tulsa, making 30 saves in a 3-0 Checkers victory. Dave Cameron, Garth MacGuigan and Hector Marini scores the goals.
2007: Scott Darling turns aside 24 shots for his first Ice shutout, as they blank Tri-City 5-0 at the Coliseum. Brent Gwidt scores two shorthanded goals for the Ice. Brett Bruneateau gets the scoring started 18 seconds into the game.
2012: The Ice open their Bankers Life Fieldhouse season and snap an 11-game skid with a 2-1 win over Green Bay. A crowd of 5,199 sees Zach Aman score 52 seconds into the game and Austin Ortega break a tie with a goal 11:56 into the second. Dalton Izyk stops 37 shots for the win.
Happy birthday to …
Jean-Marc Picard: Defenseman for the Chiefs in 1958-59. He had nine goals, 16 assists and 112 penalty minutes in 39 games that season. He also played in all five playoff games. He played minor pro hockey from 1957-70, primarily in the Eastern Professional, Eastern and Western Hockey Leagues. A native of Ste. Helene, Quebec, he was born in 1936.
Rob Davidson: Defenseman for the Ice from 1999-2002. He played 134 games for the team, with four goals, 15 assists and 271 penalty minutes. He also had a goal in 18 playoff games, coming during the team’s Miron Cup championship run in 2000. At 6-4, 220, Davidson was a big, physical presence on the rink. The son of Ice coach Rod Davidson, Rob played minor pro hockey from 1998-2004, with WPHL Alexandria, the Ice, WCHL Anchorage, ACHL Cape Fear, UHL Missouri and Adirondack and ECHL Texas. A native of Brantford, Ont., he is 39.